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Bunny Mine (Bonny Mine; Wheal Eliza; St Austell Hills Mine; Shelton Mine), Stenalees, Treverbyn, Cornwall, England, UKi
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Bunny Mine (Bonny Mine; Wheal Eliza; St Austell Hills Mine; Shelton Mine)Mine
Stenalees- not defined -
Treverbyn- not defined -
CornwallCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 22' 52'' North , 4° 48' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.38111,-4.80361
GeoHash:G#: gbuwdew55
UK National Grid Reference:SX007573
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bugle2,873 (2017)1.8km
Roche2,517 (2017)3.7km
Luxulian388 (2017)4.3km
St Austell25,447 (2017)4.8km
Nanpean2,563 (2017)4.9km


The Bunny Mine was for a period known by the name Wheal Eliza (or Lizzie). Care should be taken not to confuse this site with another tin mine called Wheal Eliza at Boscundle also in the St Austell district.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UKMining District
St Austell Mining District, Cornwall, England, UKMining District

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Bunny,H G Dines. 1956,Metalliferous Mining region of South-West England.
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: Bernie Millington and Leon Hupperichs collections
Turquoise var: Rashleighite
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 5H2O
Reference: Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Varlamoffite
Formula: (Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Reference: Leon Hupperichs collection
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Description: Collected from a recently exposed stope system.
Reference: Peter Trebilcock (Self collected from the lode in upper stopes. June 7th 2009)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Varlamoffite4.DB.05(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Turquoise8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
var: Rashleighite8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Varlamoffite4.4.2.1(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Rashleighite-Cu(Al,Fe)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 5H2O
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Turquoise (var: Rashleighite)Cu(Al,Fe)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 5H2O
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
OOxygen
O Turquoise (var: Rashleighite)Cu(Al,Fe)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 5H2O
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O CassiteriteSnO2
AlAluminium
Al Turquoise (var: Rashleighite)Cu(Al,Fe)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 5H2O
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
PPhosphorus
P Turquoise (var: Rashleighite)Cu(Al,Fe)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 5H2O
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe Turquoise (var: Rashleighite)Cu(Al,Fe)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 5H2O
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
CuCopper
Cu Turquoise (var: Rashleighite)Cu(Al,Fe)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 5H2O
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
SnTin
Sn Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

Geochronology

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Paleozoic
  Permian
   Guadalupian
ⓘ Major polymetallic mineralization~270 MaCornwall, England, UK
   Cisuralian
ⓘ Porphyry dikes intruded (latest age)~275 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Greisenization (latest age)~280 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Porphyry dikes intruded (earliest age)~280 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Formation of metallized pegmatites~285 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Greisenization (earliest age)~285 MaCornwall, England, UK
ⓘ Emplacement of major plutons~295 MaCornwall, England, UK

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Permian - Carboniferous
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 2027014
Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Carboniferous To Permian

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Felsic-rock

Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. [23]

Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3192903
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3150224
Ordovician granite

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Granite group

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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